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St. Petersburg, Florida
United States
Total Time = 00m
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Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

Up at 5 am. Ate 3 hours before my wave per Sensei: egg, toast, PB coffee and water. Slept like a log the night before which to date is unusual. Was really calm. Packed and repacked the transition bag. I'd mixed a heavy batch of Sustained Energy for the bike and Recoverite for after. Walked to the bike and set up ala Makes All The Sensei in the World. Things looked good. Grabbed my wet suit and some water and walked to the beach.
Event warmup:

Wandered about. Saw Luis from Hammerheads and got a great hug. "Don't look at the water! Just keep moving!" Advice from an Ironman you take. Found JLDiCarlo and Possum, then rbschlesinger. Jen went to warm up. High fived Rich on the way into his wave. Put Jen in the shoot and shouted her off. Discovered I was wearing my wetsuit backwards. Found Renee and Sue7013. They went up front, I was going to follow my strategy: Last one in, last one out. C'mon. How bad can this be? Just keep going forward.
Swim
  • 00m
  • 1640 yards
  • / 100 yards
Comments:

Went in with my group and the water felt fine, but rough. Started swimming. Such as it is. Swam through some waves, but got caught on the other side. Tried the crawl, the side stroke and back stroke. Got bitch slapped for about 18 minutes when my old friend 'anxiety' caught up. They say you should name your fears. Well, mine's now called 'Petey.' So next time I can say, "Yo, Petey! Haven't seen you around for a bit you fat bastard! Now get off! You're holding me back!" Got a tow past the chop from a kayak and then surfed in. Was not happy.
What would you do differently?:

Um, besides A) learn swim and B) bewitch the surf, not much.
Transition 1
  • 00m
Comments:

Was allowed to continue with the race, but no pressure here.
What would you do differently?:

Finish the swim so the rest of this counts.
Bike
  • 1h 18m 22s
  • 24.85 miles
  • 19.03 mile/hr
Comments:

I've got nothing to prove but what I can do so I used this as an opportunity to learn long course management. The bricks at the beginning weren't as harsh as I'd been lead to believe. Took my time. I'd taped some extra gels to my cross bar. A mile out a girl ahead dropped hers so I handed mine off. Despite the wind, I think I made good time. Had it up around 22/23 at times, 15/16 in the wind. Saw Sue ahead of me at the beginning but she dropped me like nuthin. I had FUN on this bike ride!
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim.
Transition 2
  • 00m
Comments:

Again,easy. Slashed my thumb on my chain wheel. Blood and oil all over my hand. Always rack next to a Virgo. Had Neosporin and bandaids at the ready.
Run
  • 00m
  • 6.21 miles
  •  min/mile
Comments:

Came up on Sue just after mile one and we ran together for the rest of the way. Pretty day, easy run. Sue looked great. Relaxed and with a beautiful smile on her face. She was hurting but never let it show. She's gonna make a great Ironman.
What would you do differently?:

Learn to swim.
Post race
Warm down:

Sue and I crossed the finish together. Grabbed cold towels and went right into Medical. She was cramping and I needed to get my cut cleaned out. The abrasion team was SO HAPPY to see me. Yeah. "Does this hurt?" Compared to what? But, thank you! They did a great job.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Can't swim. Did awesome on the bike. Just wanted to run with Sue.

Event comments:

I'm coming back next year to kick Tampa Bay in the butt.

Was awesome to meet so many fabulous BT'ers. Very kind athletes who have been great letting me know that DNF happens. At least I wasn't DNS. I'm proud of me for getting in the water and hanging on as long as I did.




Last updated: 2005-12-01 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:00:00 | 1640 yards | / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit:
Course: DNF.
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Rounding:
T1
Time: 00:00
Performance:
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:18:22 | 24.85 miles | 19.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Wind:
Course: Flat, twisty and windy. SherShady training paid off. Took the speed bumps like speed tables. Volunteers and police were great - tried to say thanks to as many as possible. The neighbors were great too ... boom boxes and little kids out enjoying the racers.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 00:00
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:00:00 | 06.21 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance:
Course: Flat, pretty neighborhood.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2006-05-02 8:37 PM

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2006-05-02 8:40 PM
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Master
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Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
Great to meet you this weekend Janice. I had no idea you lived in Delray! We'll have to hook up for some bike riding sometime. And yes, next year you will be back to kick St. A's in the butt. You go girl!
2006-05-02 8:44 PM
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Janice-I hope you kick Petey's *** next time!!  I'm proud of you for getting IN that water!!  There were many who didn't even try!  Great bike AND run too!!

It was great to meet you this weekend!

 

2006-05-02 9:08 PM
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Petey ain't got nothin' on Janice!

You'll get 'em next time, girlie.  Props for getting on your bike and going on the run despite the lousy swim!

Nice to finally meet you!

2006-05-02 9:09 PM
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Hey, you got out of the water and they allowed you to continue the race, which you did GREAT!!!  To add to it, you had fun on the bike and ran with Sue.  Don't worry about the DNF part. I did it in my 2nd tri at the very end of the race due to some stupidity.  So next year, you're gonna return strong and be the first to come out of the water 
2006-05-02 9:18 PM
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The most important aspect of this sport is what happens to you through the process of training and racing.  You are incredibly courageous.  As I told you in your logs, I could see that incredibly determined look in your eye when we talked about the race Sunday afternoon.  I'm predicting great things from you in upcoming races!

You still ran a great race and finished with class.  Great job, Janice.  I'm better for having met you and will look forward to the next time we can race together.

 



2006-05-02 9:31 PM
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Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon

DNF's happen.  The main thing here is to get back up on your feet and kick petey square in the nuts, which you did. 

That swim was a rough one even for strong swimmers.

It was great to hang out at all the gatherings this weekend.  Once again, a great time!  Looking forward to the next time I'm in Florida to meet up with all you crazies again. 

2006-05-02 9:34 PM
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Great Report!

I've been in similar shoes well maybe better sand being afraid to start a swim...but was able to get out there....you have Petey beat in that you are mentally tough...next time he won't touch you. Sounds like a brutal swim....glad they let you keep going....kicked butt on the bike...learned a lot to.

How fun you were able to run with Sue....what a great BT event you all had!

Congrats!

2006-05-02 11:39 PM
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Great race!!!   Did you wear pink socks?  Imagine how fast you could go with pink socks!  Hurry up and come visit us! 

 

2006-05-03 5:24 AM
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wow, J, you did something really importnat: you took advantage of the situation and managed to get a lot out of the race even if it didn;t go according to plan. I mean, what ever goes accordiing to plan? Good for you for hopping on that bike and looking for lessons. Good for you for being such a good friend to Sue. Good for you for being hilarious and good natured and for being a darn good hugger and friend.
2006-05-03 9:40 AM
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Too bad about the swim.  Next year, you will kick "Petey"s" ass.  I'll have to make it a point of doing St-Anthony's to ensure that you do just that ...  


2006-05-03 9:48 AM
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Subject: RE: St. Anthony's Triathlon
That water was really rough and the swim was tough.  It's good that you at least went out there and battled it for awhile.  At least you TRIED.  Sucks that Petey got you on the swim.  Way to finish the bike and run though.  Come back next year to kick butt- hopefully the water won't be so rough!  It's too bad I didn't get to see you at this race!
2006-05-03 10:17 AM
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Janice - Great attitude. Never give up, never surrender. Next year Petey's going to get the S**t kicked out of him. Great meeting you and thanks for the massage.
2006-05-03 10:37 AM
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great seein' you again, Janice.  

Jus' between you and me, I don't like your friend Petey.  Please don't bring him along next year or allow him to show up unexpectedly. 

 

2006-05-03 10:53 AM
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I'm so glad you kept on going after the tough swim Janice.  You had a GREAT bike!!!!

Can't wait to race with you again next year!

2006-05-03 10:59 AM
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thanks for being my run angel   It was so great to have someone to talk to.  You were AWESOME.  Maybe we need to go to the water park and spend a couple hours in the wave pool!!!


2006-05-03 11:19 AM
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Great meeting you this weekend. I can't add anything to the above posts but ditto!! Let's get out into the ocean on some of the sprint tri's and build up that confidence. You can do it.
2006-05-03 11:39 AM
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Great to meet you this weekend. Don't sweat the DNF. There will be other races and you will kick their a$$es! 
2006-05-03 11:04 PM
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Janice

Next time Petey doesn't stand a chance.

It was great meeting you. Way to persevere.
2006-05-04 6:43 AM
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SOME RACE!!!
Major, major congrats & a hug for seeing this race to the finish. You took a situation that would have discouraged many mere mortals and made it work for you. THAT'S inspiring..THAT's being a triathlete..I cannot WAIT to see what things you accomplish this season!
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